The top I’m making is mostly stocking stitch but there is a panel sewn across the top with a leaf pattern.
I’m using 4mm needles and happy with the gauge for the stocking stitch but my panel swatch is loose. I know it’s because I can’t keep tension so easily switching between knit and purl in a row with the yarn I’m using, it’s got almost no stretch and quite slippery.
I’ve measured the width and compared to the pattern gauge and it’s coming up big but also you can see on the photo that it is looser.
Both pieces are with 4mm needles.
What needle do you think I should go down to for the panel?
Thanks for your advice